Pollution

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Legacy of toxic leaded petrol lingers in air in London, study finds
Most cities likely to be affected by the pollutant, which is particularly harmful to children’s brains

Damian Carrington Environment editor

21, Jun, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Greater Manchester clean air zone could launch in May 2022
Mayor unveils plans to charge high-polluting vehicles, but campaigners angered by private car exemption

Alex Mistlin

21, Jun, 2021 @4:40 PM

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Medical leaders urge Boris Johnson to bring air pollution below WHO limit
Alliance of doctors and nurses calls for environment bill to include reduction in small particle pollution limits

Sandra Laville

21, Jun, 2021 @5:01 AM

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New EU rules would permit use of most polymers without checks, experts warn
Proposals would allow common plastics to be used despite valid concerns about possible harms, scientists say

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

21, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Pollutionwatch: how sources of summertime smog are changing
Increases in methane from fracking, agriculture and gas production are adding to our climate emergency

Gary Fuller

18, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Quarter of UK pupils attend schools where air pollution is over WHO limit
Estimated 3.4m children learn in unhealthy environment, says charity behind research

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, Jun, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Scientists convert used plastic bottles into vanilla flavouring
Production of chemical could help make recycling more attractive and tackle global plastic pollution

Damian Carrington Environment editor

15, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Illegal sewage discharge in English rivers 10 times higher than official data suggests
Underreporting by water companies and failure to hold them to account have resulted in ecological damage, analysis shows

Sandra Laville

14, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Environmental campaigners stage ‘festival-type’ protests at G7
World leaders called upon to put the ocean first and respond to the demands of climate change

Steven Morris

12, Jun, 2021 @4:38 PM

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It’s this season’s mush-have Hermès bag. And it’s made from fungus
The luxury label is the latest to adopt pioneering technology as designers shift to bio-fabrics. Is this the end of leather?

Alice Fisher

12, Jun, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘We’re causing our own misery’: oceanographer Sylvia Earle on the need for sea conservation
‘Queen of the Deep’ says it is not too late to reverse human-made damage to oceans and preserve biodiversity

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

12, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Takeaway food and drink litter dominates ocean plastic, study shows
Just 10 plastic products make up 75% of all items and scientists say the pollution must be stopped at source

Damian Carrington Environment editor

10, Jun, 2021 @3:41 PM

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